Personal Budgets

“The service is excellent. The staff are really approachable, helpful and friendly, dealing with all my personal payroll-related matters in the most efficient and prompt way possible.”

Sebastian Lynn

There are two types of Personal Budget:

Personal Health Budget is an amount of money you can get from your local Health Authority to help you pay for your health and wellbeing needs.

Social Care Personal Budget is money which comes from your local council to pay for your social care needs.

There are certain eligibility criteria for who can or can’t get these personal budgets.

The aim is to give disabled people more control over what care they receive and what services they choose, based on their own experience of what works for them.

If you receive either type of Personal Budget, or employ your own Personal Assistant, we have a range of services to take the stress out of organising your finances. Our services are designed by disabled people, for disabled people.

Managed Accounts

If you’re receiving a Personal Budget to manage your own health or social care support, we can support you by:

  • Setting up & holding your funds in a client account

  • Making any payments from the account on your behalf, in line with your agreed support plan

  • Providing you with up to date information and documents about your account

  • Providing your own personal account manager to support you with anything you need

Payroll service

If you employ your own Personal Assistant, we can help manage their payroll. We can:

  • Provide your own personal Payroll Advisor

  • Set you up as an employer with HM Revenue & Customs if needed

  • Produce payslips and other documents

  • Let you know how much you need to pay HM Revenue & Customs

  • Offer advice on legal requirements such as sick pay and maternity/paternity leave

If you think that we might be able to help you manage your finances, or would like to know more about our Personal Budget Solutions, please contact our Finance and Administration Officer on: 0161 234 3950 or email

Read more about Breakthrough’s Personal Budgets Solutions Leaflet


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